Want an unfair advantage in your tech career?

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Want an unfair advantage in your tech career? Consume content meant for other roles

Learning about roles you work with can provide a meaningful competitive advantage in the modern tech world.

Rancher vs Portainer vs OpenShift: a deep-dive comparison of the Container Management Platforms (sponsor)

We've put Rancher, Portainer, and Openshift under the microscope to see how they differ, and the pros and cons of each solution. Check out the feature comparison table to learn which tool is right for you.

Running your engineering onboarding program.

Most companies say that it takes three to six months for newly hired engineers to fully ramp up. Engineering leaders know it’s impolitic to admit that it takes their team longer than three to six months to onboard new engineers, so that’s what they say out loud, but they generally believe it takes longer for a new engineer to become fully productive. They also know that their most impactful engineers are still becoming more productive after years with the company.

Build vs Buy

The age-old dilemma that technical co-founders get confronted with: should I build it from scratch or buy some off-the-shelf solution?

Getting More from Your Team Health Checks

Spotify has for a long time run squad health checks. Squads step back from their day-to-day activities to get a broader perspective on how they are working, with the aim of improving their self-awareness, allowing them to more clearly see improvement opportunities. The aggregated results from these health checks also provide the teams’ leadership with a way to see patterns and trends across multiple squads and over time.

Takeaways of building a business-critical low-latency microservice at scale

This article describes how and why microservices have been introduced at Teads and it outlines a concrete business feature we implemented this way.

Underpants gnomes, Outcomes, and Intermittent Reinforcement

Organizations and the people in them irrationally and addictively build and release products that often have no real value. This article gives my best explanation why. If you want to skip it, you can jump strait to the conclusion.

The First 30 Days as a CTO: What You Need to Know

Jump into a brand new team or company as the CTO or VP of engineering and avoid missteps and make sure you acquire the information you need to get started quickly.

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